Requirements for Certificate in Latin American & Caribbean Studies
LCS Certificate Program Application
This certificate program provides invaluable preparation for students interested in pursuing careers or graduate studies related to Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
In order to earn a Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, students must complete 12 hours of coursework, including the LCS gateway course, "Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean " (LCS 300). Students must also demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in Spanish, French, or another of the region's dominant languages (except English). This requirement may be fulfilled either by passing a 200-level language course, or alternatively, by passing a language competency exam. Students of any major may earn an LCS certificate.
Students earning the LCS Certificate are strongly encouraged to study abroad in a Latin American or Caribbean country, an/or carry out an LCS-related internship (either locally or abroad).
Students interested in earning a Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies should contact the LCS Program Director for further information and an application form.
Gateway Course: LCS 300 Intro to Latin America & the Caribbean (3 hours)
This is a three-hour course that provides students with a general introduction to the region. It is offered every Spring. Students may receive ANT credit for taking this class, in addition to LCS credit.
Electives--selected from at least 2 disciplines (9 hours)
Electives earning LCS credit include the following:
||Latinos in the U.S. South
||Pre-Columbian & Latin American Art
||Coral Reef Ecology (Belize)
||Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation (Costa Rica)
||Exploration in Diverse Cultures (Latin American or Caribbean sites only)
||Post Colonial Literature
||Geology of the Bahamas
||Politics of Latin America
||Latin American History
||Seminar in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
||Directed Study (and Study Abroad)
||Survey of Spanish-American Literature
||Contemporary Spanish-American Literature
||Spanish Business Communication
||Topics in Spanish
*For these courses to be granted LCS credit, the instructors must provide assurance that at least 25 percent of course content is LCS-related. (Study-abroad or classes taught in the region are exempt from this requirement).
Language Proficiency in Spanish, French, Portuguese or another language widely spoken in the region.
Students must earn a passing grade in Spanish 200 or French 200, or otherwise demonstrate proficiency in Spanish, French, or another language widely spoken in the region.
Latin American & Caribbean Studies Home